Wild Pitches by Dirk Hayhurst

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"Dirk Hayhurst writes about baseball in a unique way. Observant, insightful, human, and hilarious."
--Bob Costas

As a major and not-so-major league pitcher, Dirk Hayhurst has learned to master more than striking out batters. While waiting for his name to be called in the bullpen, he honed his gifts as a storyteller, one the New York Times calls the "best writer in a baseball uniform." In this often hilarious collection of adventures on and off the diamond, Dirk details the intricacies of pulling off an epic team prank, even if it's at his own expense;the art of creating the perfect professional baseball nickname;his comically ineffective attempts at writing romance novels;and the bizarre tale in which a bear gets punched in the face (yes, really). No matter how wild his story, Dirk proves once again he knows that it's all in the delivery.

"I find his writing both entertaining and thought provoking...unlike his fastball."
--Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays All-Star

"Dirk Hayhurst has done it again...Turns out he's a starter and a closer."
--Tim Kurkjian, ESPN

"Hayhurst delivers an entertaining story for more than just sports fans."
--Jordan Bastian, MLB.com

"Hayhurst explains life in the minors and the major leagues like you've never read it before."
--J. J. Cooper, Baseball America

"Insight and humor from the pitcher's mound."

51,300 Words.

About Dirk Hayhurst

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Dirk Hayhurst is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Bullpen Gospels and Out of My League and the e-book Wild Pitches. Drafted from Kent State University in 2003 as a senior sign, Hayhurst has pitched professionally for nine years on more than eight minor league teams and three major league teams-the San Diego Padres, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Tampa Bay Rays. He is currently an analyst and color broadcaster for the Blue Jays and Sportsnet Toronto. Hayhurst was born in Canton, Ohio, and resides in the off-season in Hudson, Ohio, with his wife Bonnie, a music therapist. Visit him at www.dirkhayhurst.com.
Published January 29, 2013 by Citadel. 197 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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